There is, indeed, kindness in this world. That was on full display when a man bought Olivia Newton-John's black "Grease" jacket for $243,200 to support her breast cancer fundraising efforts, and then returned it to her yesterday.
"This jacket belongs to you and the collective soul of those who love you, those for whom you are the soundtrack of their lives. It should not sit in a billionaire's closet for country club bragging rights," the anonymous buyer said in Los Angeles this weekend, in a video posted on Facebook by Julien's Auctions. "For this reason I humbly and respectfully return it to its rightful owner, which is you."
"Are you serious?" the 71-year-old singer, who is dealing with her third bout of breast cancer, asked the man.
CNN, in this report, said the buyer wanted to remain anonymous, which is why his face is blurred in the video. The auction house said he is a doctor and a medical technology entrepreneur.
The jacket and skin-tight pants Newton-John wore in the 1978 film sold separately in the November 2 auction for more than double their estimate and raised $405,700 for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research and Wellness Centre in Australia, CNN reported. Spanx founder Sara Blakely bought the pants, which Newton-John said she had to be sewn into, according to the auction house.
In the video, Newton-John can be heard saying, "You're the best, you're the best! I'm so grateful," Newton-John said, while hugging the jacket and then the buyer. "This is the most beautiful present, but mainly it's your heart that I'm grateful for."
Just a little piece of good news to brighten your day in the midst of all the BS that is going on these days.